In a new video series launched by The Wire, in collaboration with Indo-Pak Conflict Monitor, Dr Happymon Jacob unpacks key themes relating to India's national security with senior well-known experts from India and around the world. National Security Conversations with Happymon Jacob emphasises on accurate information, in-depth analysis and informed opinion.
Happymon Jacob talks to Pravin Sawhney (Founding editor FORCE magazine) about
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s defence policy, need for understanding the real threat from
China, future of warfare and India’s unpreparedness for the same.
Happymon Jacob talks to Amb. Aziz Ahmed Khan (Pakistan's High Commissioner to India from June 2003 to September 2006) and seasoned Indian diplomat Amb. K. C. Singh, to understand why India-Pakistan bilateral relations have taken a negative turn. The conversation veers into possibilities of redirecting the bilateral relationship towards peaceful coexistence and what each country will have to do to achieve this end.
Happymon Jacob speaks to Prof. Nisha Taneja (Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations) about the issues of formal and informal trade between India and Pakistan. The conversation further examines the impact of joint business forums and lobbies on trade; the potential of e-commerce and connectivity projects and major policy changes that need to be implemented by both countries to improve trade.
India's decision to cancel the Foreign Minister level talks on the sidelines of UNGA in New York has raised a number of questions. Happymon Jacob tries to understand the reasons behind this decision and its impact on India-Pak ties.
Dr. Happymon Jacob talks to Amb. Shiv Shankar Menon about the state of India’s national security. The conversations delves into contemporary challenges that India faces, the meaning of security and the goals of the national security apparatus. Dr. Jacob and Amb. Menon also discuss India’s relations with its neighbours and what India must do to continue its rise along with China.
Happymon Jacob talks to Dr Arvind Gupta about India’s national security institutions, overlap in their mandates, issues in the coordination of their activities, importance of the National Security Council and its role in formulating India’s grand strategy.
Happymon Jacob talks to former ambassador Rakesh Sood about the state of play on the global nuclear non-proliferation regime, the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and India’s place in the global nuclear order. Rakesh Sood was India's first permanent representative to the conference on disarmament at the United Nations in Geneva and special envoy of the Prime Minister for disarmament and non-proliferation Issues (2013 to 2014).
Happymon Jacob discusses the result of general elections in Pakistan with Dr. Ashok K.Behuria. He is a close observer of developments in South Asia and has been awarded the prestigious K Subrahmanyam Award for excellence in strategic studies for his work on Pakistan in 2009. The conversation revolves around the impact of a new govt. in Pakistan on its domestic and foreign policy.
Dr Happymon Jacob in conversation with Amb Meera Shankar, former Indian ambassador to the US, about the challenges and opportunities facing the India-US strategic partnership, the upcoming 2+2 dialogue and managing strategic relationships with other major players, particularly in Asia.
Happymon Jacob talks to K. C. Singh, former Indian Ambassador to Iran, about India’s decision to reduce oil imports from Iran under US pressure, Trump’s impact on the global political order and how PM Modi’s foreign policy of ‘running with the hares and hunting with the hounds’ is misdirected.
In the tenth episode of National Security Conversations, Dr. Happymon Jacob discusses with Mr. Manish Tewari the successes and failures of PM Modi’s foreign policy, deteriorating neighbourhood relations and future steps that India must take to regain trust in the region and balance China.
Happymon Jacob speaks to Vivek Katju, former Indian ambassador to Afghanistan, on India’s Afghanistan policy, Taliban’s increasing influence, Pakistan’s efforts to influence Afghan policy towards India and joint efforts by India and China to stabilise the region.
In the latest episode of 'National Security Conversations', Happymon Jacob speaks to Anuradha M Chenoy, former Professor at the Centre for Russian & Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, about the informal summit between Indian PM Modi and Russian President Putin in Sochi, Russia.
Happymon Jacob speaks to Sumit Ganguly, Professor at Indiana University, about the Trump presidency, Korean rapprochement and Indo-US ties under the shadow of China. Click here to support The Wire: https://yt.orcsnet.com/#the-wire
Amarjit Singh Dulat, former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), talks about the political and security situation in Kashmir in the third episode of 'National Security Conversations with Happymon Jacob'.
Happymon Jacob, associate professor at JNU, discusses the recently concluded 'informal' summit meeting between PM Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping with Alka Acharya, professor of Chinese Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.